Israel J. Ruiz
Despite a booming Peruvian economy, two world summits and new international trade deals, President Alan Garcia is not a popular man.
According to survey results released by CPI polling firm, only 33.8 percent of the citizens polled in Lima and Callao approve of Alan Garcia’s administration.
The poll, which was carried out at the beginning of April, also revealed that almost 60 percent of those surveyed were not satisfied with the work Garcia was doing in the country.
On the other hand, polls showed that the president’s approval rating has increased 0.2 percent since last month, when it was registered at 33.6 percent.
55.9 percent of the people polled stated that they were unhappy with the APRA leader’s administration because of recent increases in food prices.
Other factors that contributed to the president’s lack of popularity were salaries that did not increase, a lack of jobs, the lack of support for the country’s poor and not keeping his promises.
President Garcia was much more popular than his cabinet though. Members from the president’s cabinet had approval ratings as low as 9.5 percent e.g. Rafael Rey, the minister of production.
Other minister which were below 30 percent was the minister of tourism, the minister for women, the health minister, the minister of education, the minister of defense, the minister of foreign affairs, the minister of transportation, the minister of finance and the prime minister himself.
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